I have never been a fan of carrots. They were always either too crisp (and hard to bite) or too mushy (and tasted like cardboard). So for a good part of my life I avoided them. That is, until my grandma made me carrots one night. Oh man, suddenly carrots had a place in my life... until I forgot about that recipe and moved on. But a year or two ago I stumbled across the same recipe in my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. I whipped that little dish up and it was a hit. Paulo loved it, I was reminded of how good carrots can be, and this vegetable I once avoided was given a prominent place in our lives.
As you can see, there are three simple ingredients. Rather unusual ingredients for a vegetable dish, to be sure, but the right ones.
Here is how it goes --
Chop 3-4 carrots.
Boil for 5-6 minutes (long enough to soften, short enough to not make it too mushy). Drain.
In the bottom of the pot, over medium-low heat, add 1T of butter and 1T of brown sugar. Stir until melted together. Add carrots and a dash of salt, another dash of pepper.
Cook for 1-2 minutes.
Enjoy! (Trust me, you will!)
PS - I like carrots raw now, too. But I still always have the fear of breaking my teeth when I bite into them. (Can that actually happen?)
COST: $0.90 COST PER SERVING (4): less than a quarter